Questions tagged [horror]

A genre of fiction in which events are focused on shocking or scaring the viewer by inducing feelings of terror or horror. Use this tag when asking questions pertaining to the overall genre of horror.

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Is "Mr Puzzle Wants You to Be Less Alive" a Netflix production?

I've seen several articles claim that Mr Puzzle Wants You to Be Less Alive is an official Netflix release done in conjunction with Keaton Patti. Netflix explains, “We worked with Keaton Patti to make ...
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First use of super-slow zoom in horror films to create tension

Here I'm not talking specifically about a "dolly zoom", first introduced by cinematographer Irmin Roberts in Hitchcock's Vertigo, but about the agonizingly slow zoom that you see not ...
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What does Psychotronic (Series, Movies or TV Shows) mean?

I ofter read the term "Psychotronic". What exactly does this mean and where does this term come from? It seems to be related to the Sci-Fi and Horror genres.
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What was the first movie to use viruses as the basis for zombies?

So when you watch old zombie movies, like Night of the Living Dead, zombies tend to be a mysterious thing, they are just an unnatural event with no explanation. Fast forward 50 years into the future ...
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When were animal masks first used in horror or espionage in cinema?

I have recently been watching the new Netflix TV series, The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic of the same name. Two of its villainous characters are deadly assassins on the hunt for the ...
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Does a horror movie have to have supernatural elements?

I was reading another Stack Exchange post that was trying to suss out the difference between the horror and thriller genres. Some people were saying that horror movies typically have supernatural ...
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Horror/sci-fi alien attack found-footage movie [closed]

I faintly remember this "found-footage"-esque movie of, I believe, 4 teens/young adults recording an alien attack on what is probably New York or another American city. At some point they were in a ...
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What was that horror movie where a priest is chopping a chocolate bar? [closed]

There was this old horror film, maybe around the 90s or late 80s, where in one scene, a priest or someone in a church was in a table chopping a piece of a Snickers bar, or chocolate. In the blurred ...
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Identify this movie about zombies whose head is cut off by an iron gear [closed]

I watched this movie more than 15 years ago. My guess it was around 2000's or older. This movie is in color and in english language. I only remember some scene form this movie. This is what I ...
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Movie about a girl who wishes or writes in a book for things to happen to people? [closed]

This movie is probably early 2000’s, something I saw on SyFy or Lifetime. I have no clue how it starts and can only remember specific scenes. One of them being a scene where a girl is in a bathroom ...
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Horror movie where cars won't start once turned off [closed]

The movie came out around the same time as The Evil Dead (1981), so it probably came out between 1976 to 1986. It is an American film, in English and in live action and color, and it mostly takes ...
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Old VHS horror movie where boy and mother and hunted by monster [closed]

I'm looking for the title of an old VHS horror movie. From what I can recall, the movie could possibly have been made between 1998 and 2004 The setting of the movie was a kid and his mother in a ...
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Name of horror film about train and reality shift in tunnels? [closed]

Please remind what film it was. Plot goes like this: A passenger walks onto the train and starts his trip. He notices a boy with a plastic toy gun that emits only light and sound. Also an obese man ...
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English horror film where mice kill people with scissor like weapons [closed]

I watched this movie a while ago, and this is what I remember from it: Necessary Details: The movie was in English Based on horror The horror side of things were mice that killed people with weapons ...
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European movie about body-controling parasites in the forest [closed]

I more or less remember the plot. Probably made in early 2000s, it must be like 10 years since I saw it so 100% is older than 2010. Could be late '90es but somehow I think it was made after 2000. It ...
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TV short horror stories from 90's [closed]

I remember staying up really late when I was young (mid to late 90's) and watching a TV series with short horror stories. The stories weren't connected into a single story, at least as far as I can ...
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Movie about a bridge accident, people dying horribly and premonition [closed]

I saw a short fragment of a movie I would like to identify. Warning: graphic descriptions follow. The film is contemporary, as far as I remember the cars were from the 90'. Set in the US. The ...
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TV episode about patient who has revenge on plastic surgeon who botched his/her surgery [closed]

I'm not sure if this was an episode of "Tales from the Dark Side" or "Twilight Zone" or something else from the 90s (or late 80s). The plot was a patient (transgender?) wanted to have surgery to make ...
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Horror movie about psychopath murderer parents who raise daughter to be perfect until little boy helps her out [closed]

I'm searching for a movie I watched a couple of times, in France, in 2012 or so. I would describe it as a horror (because of the murder scenes), drama (because of the plot), and maybe thriller movie. ...
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An 70s or 80s horror plotting a large serpent or dragon living under a mansion in deep hole or well or chamber and eats humans [closed]

Title: Something about a serpent Approx Year: 1960s - 1980s not after 1989 Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Drama Location: Maybe UK or US. Not many people in cast. Max 10 and cold weather with ...
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Can anyone help me find this sci-fi/horror movie with guys backpacking and an invisible alien? [closed]

I have very little to go on, as I saw this movie when I was very young. Here is what I remember. I believe it was an American made movie; most likely a low budget straight to video. I'm thinking it ...
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Trying to find the title for a black and white horror film with stage props coming to life [closed]

I'm trying to find the title of this movie from my childhood. Only scene I remember is that there is a theater and people are enjoying their show, which oddly enough features a big sized cardboard ...
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Why ghosts are commonly visible to kids eyes? [closed]

I have seen in many movies that ghosts are always visible to kids eyes. Is there any supernatural reasoning behind this? Why are ghosts commonly visible to kids eyes?
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Help identifying Evil Dead like movie [closed]

I watched a movie about fifteen to twenty years ago (I want to say it was made in the eighties or nineties) that is a lot like Evil Dead. It's one of the most bizarre horror movies I've ever seen, but ...
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What movie is this? [closed]

I cant remember the name of this movie but I remember scenes in it. I think it was a horror/thriller and It looked like it was aired in the early 2000s? It's basically like the people get invited to ...
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Help me find this Science/Thriller movie involving an injured man and a mentally unstable woman [closed]

The movie I am looking for was made in the early 2000s and I only remember some parts of it: A man is beaten unconscious while walking on the street by a bunch of gangmembers who then proceed to run ...
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Is there a specific name for a character that is a sacrificial "example"?

I was wondering if there is a title/role in movies, specifically horror or Sci-fi movies, for characters that are cast specifically to die as a way of being an example. This could be as a way to show ...
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A horror movie about witch in the attic [closed]

A few years ago I saw a horror movie, but now I can't recall its title. The movie was colored, released after 2000. Original language - English. Unfortunately, I do not remember any names of ...
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90s B Horror Film about Splicing Human DNA with some fish DNA? [closed]

I've been trying to find this movie for a solid year or so now and the lack of ANY information on it makes me think I'm making this up. I saw it when I was young so 1990-1996 is the best I can do time ...
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2008 Thriller: Party/ Ouija Board / Girl locked in a bathroom [closed]

I remember watching a thriller around 2008. The parts that I remember are as follows: A college girl and two of her friends go to a house party (I believe it was a frat house). The girl goes ...
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Post Apocalyptic and disturbing Anime from my childhood [closed]

In my childhood, like 10 years ago I watched an anime, not a series I think, it was a movie. All I can remember that it was very disturbing. I remember some details like there was a virus or ...
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Chef is eaten and used in his dishes [closed]

I saw this movie around four years ago I think, it is a horror movie made up of like five short different stories that have nothing to do with each other, but I remember one of the stories in that ...
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What was the first movie to feature fast moving zombies?

I watched Lifeforce (1985) the other day. It's about a crew of astronauts that discovered an alien ship hidden within the tail of Halley's Comet. Littered all over the ship, there were countless ...
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Do sound effects, specially in horror movies, use emotion initiating frequencies?

The background score of horror movies, tends to use digital sound effects these days, rather than original sound from instruments like a cello, drum or keyboards. Emotions Music impacts the part of ...
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Identify this horror movie about a person going to a mental hospital for work [closed]

I'm trying to figure out the name of this horror flick I saw on TV a few years back. The plot, if I recall correctly, was about a reporter, or investigator, or some sort of psychologist. On a drive ...
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What is the origin of the cat jump scare?

It has become cliche for horror movies to be full of false jump-scares, probably the most common example being that of a cat jumping out of the darkness and running away. There is even a cat scare ...
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What is the difference between the horror and thriller genres? [duplicate]

In the comments for Did any actor ever win an Oscar for their work in a horror movie?, there was a lot of discussion over whether or not a thriller should be considered to be a horror movie. IMDb ...
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Did any actor ever win an Oscar for their work in a horror movie?

I was wondering how it is possible that Jack Nicholson wasn't nominated for his acting in The Shining. Did any actor ever win an Oscar for their work in a horror movie?
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Movie where people are in bunkers and one of them goes mad [closed]

I remember watching a trailer for this particular movie but cannot seem to find it anywhere. I'm looking mainly because it is driving me crazy I cannot remember the name. Here are the details from ...
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Contaminated water horror film, army poisons vet to shut her up [closed]

The start of the movie has small town veterinarian investigating sick animals (horses?). Then humans become sick. It turns out the water supply is toxic. The vet survives because she is a bottled ...
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Movie about a girl who had another different life when she dreamed [closed]

I saw this movie a while ago in TV (I think it's a movie, but I'm not sure if it was a series episode, or a short-film), and I don't even remember in which language (not sure if English, because is ...
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Woman trapped in her house by dead alien's forcefield [closed]

I am trying to identify an old film, or possibly a 30 minute TV show. It involved two aliens who looked like men going to a boarding house on Earth. The aliens could control a force field shaped like ...
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Movie about a couple breaking into a white house and finding the family dead [closed]

There was this movie where two people (a couple) found a big white house and broke in. I don't know much. It was a robbery also. Then took the "father" as hostage. They were asking him where his ...
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90s horror film about teens trapped in a haunted house [closed]

New to this forum, I've been trying to find a movie I watched as a kid. Hopefully I give you enough info that you guys can help me identify this movie: This horror movie is from late 90s to early 00s....
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Stalker which is killing women [closed]

I'd like to know the title of the movie. There are not much I remember about it. But, I'll try my best. I watched it around 2010. So the movie maybe around 2000-2008. It is in English Its genre maybe ...
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2000's horror movie with a girl trying to escape with the help of a monstrous "guardian" creature [closed]

When I was younger probably in the early 2000's I remember watching this movie that I absolutely can not find what it is on the internet. It Was a long time ago, but I will tell you what I remember. ...
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Is there a term referring to the transgression that often begins a horror film?

This question refers to the horror genre, however the desired term might well be applicable to other films or narratives. I'm looking for a term that refers to the transgression that often begins a ...
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Why does fake blood in older movies look so fake?

I've noticed that when showing blood in a number of older movies, the fake blood is always bright red. Why was this? I know special effects have obviously improved over the years but it doesn't seem ...
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What movie involves a boy feeding monsters underground? [closed]

This was an American movie I'm pretty sure made in the either late 80s or early 90s. I don't think the movie had any famous actors. The plot involves a kid bullied at school I think. Somehow, either ...
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What movie involves ripping a woman's face off? [closed]

Description Woman lying on a bed, and a close-up is shown of her spider/web tattoo on her lower back. The tattoo appears to cut itself along the webbing and she writhes in pain. She then begins to ...
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